Pilcrow & Dagger

Welcome to Pilcrow & Dagger! Our goal is to provide writers, and readers, entertainment and a break from “the block,” allowing your muse to reignite.

The Pilcrow & Dagger Literary Journal features original and creative short stories, essays, and poetry from writers from all walks-of-life. 

We publish 8 issues per year with our first issue premiering January 15, 2015. This issue can be read for free here.

Submissions for the October 2018 issue are now closed!

We are now accepting submissions for our JNovember/December 2018 issue!The theme for this issue is “Do You Remember?.” Do you have personal story to tell?
A time in your life you want to immortalize? Send us your memoirs or memoir-like submissions.
The deadline for this issue closes October 11, 2018. And as always, if this theme doesn’t inspire you, send us whatever does. We’re always excited to read your essays, poems, and short stories.

If you have a photo or original piece of art you’d like to submit with your story, poem or essay, we accept those too. Digital format please. Sending us the original is appreciated but we cannot return them.

Please check our submission guidelines for more details.

If your work is selected for publication we will contact you 2-4 weeks prior to the publication date.

***Email submissions to submissions(at)pilcrowdagger.com *** Send general inquiries to info(at)pilcrowdagger.com***